What a fun workshop this was. We were all working with the same reference photo on mid value toned paper. We used white charcoal to render our lightest value. I'm having a very difficult time finding out how white charcoal is made. Some say that it's titanium white pigment mixed with a clay binder. General's "White Charcoal" pencils are made of Calcium Carbonate and a binder. So why do they call them 'white charcoal'? In any case; they worked great for our project in putting in light values. Some blended the white charcoal with the graphite with a stump for some great effects. When using these two together, it reminds me a lot of the effects you get with pastel pencils.
Three different renderings from different artists. Wouldn’t you agree that they each evoke a different mood or thought?
I get the feeling that this could be a moonlight shot on a windy night.
This one feels very dramatic to me. That there is a storm coming on.
On this one the artist has changed the horizon line and added some birds into the scene. The feeling to me is a hot, windy summer day,